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How to Cancel Road Tax

You may need to cancel your road tax for a number of reasons. For example, if your car has been written off, scrapped, or exported outside of the UK. To start the process of cancelling your road tax, you will need to contact the DVLA. Doing this

How to get your UTR number if you have lost it

When you register as self-employed with HMRC, they will assign a Unique Taxpayer Reference number to you. This 10-digit UTR number is unique to you or your company. You will need this number to manage your taxes, including self-assessment tax returns. This guide will assist you in finding your UTR number. You

What’s My Tax Code?

Are you having trouble understanding your tax code? Read this guide to find out what your tax code means and what you should do if it is wrong. If you need further assistance after reading, then call HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) on 0843 178 7329. HMRC can help

How to Apply for UK Citizenship

Successfully applying for UK citizenship will grant you British nationality. This will entitle you to the right to live in the UK, among many other benefits. You will be able to seek diplomatic help from the British government in other countries. If you have further questions after reading this guide, then

How to Claim Child Benefit

Read this helpful guide if you have any confusion over claiming Child Benefit. You can call the Child Benefit Office on 0844 248 2560 if you need more support with your Child Benefit claim. What is Child Benefit? This benefit is financial support for people who care for one

Stamp Duty Rates

If you live in England or Northern Ireland, you will need to pay Stamp Duty on residential, commercial and buy to let properties that cost more than £125,000. This tax also applies to freehold properties as well as leasehold, and still stands whether you are buying a

How to Set Up a Charity

If you are looking to set up a charity in England or Wales, here is the important information you need to know. If you have further questions, then call the Charity Commission on 0844 248 2658. How do I set up a charity? There are 6 steps you

What Is My Maternity Leave Entitlement?

When you are pregnant and you are about to have your baby you should be eligible for statutory maternity leave, statutory maternity pay, paid time off for antenatal care as well as possibly some extra help from the government. You can discuss any of these things with the

Rules for Claiming Carer’s Allowance

This guide will help you to understand the rules for claiming Carer’s Allowance. If you still have questions after reading, then please contact the Carer’s Allowance helpline on 0843 178 4186. What is Carer’s Allowance? Carer’s Allowance is a benefit for people who care for someone with a

Can I Buy My Council House?

You can buy your council house with the Right To Buy scheme, with discounted rates. To find out if you, your home or your landlord are eligible for the scheme by using the online checker. If you have some questions about the Right To Buy scheme you can